New Poets Room

A space for poets under 24 to access resources and develop their writing.
Phoebe's Bookshelf

Current Digital Poet in Residence

Cambridge, UK

Phoebe Stuckes is a poet from Somerset. She has been a winner of the Foyle Young Poets award four times and is a Barbican Young Poet. She has performed at the Southbank Centre, Wenlock Poetry Festival and the Poetry Cafe, and was the Ledbury Festival young poet in residence in 2015. Her poetry has been published in The Missing Slate, Rising, The Morning Star and Ambit among others. 

Blog Posts & Readings

Ruth Weiss Reading Poems in 1960
Phobe Stuckes reading the poem 'Three Spells' from her 2016 collection Gin & Tonic from smith}doorstop. The banner image above is of author Ruth Weiss reading in public in California in 1960 and used with her permission.
The poet Dorothy Parker
I want to be Dorothy Parker when I grow up. It occurred to me lately that she should be enjoying a renewed vogue.
The author Sylvia Plath in a bikini
Many of Plath’s personal photographs exist in the public domain, photos of her alone, with Ted Hughes, with her children. Why then, I wondered would they use this photo of her as a young woman on a beach?
Plath and Hughes
Disclaimer: This is not going to be a fact check or an autopsy on the abuse that Plath received at the hands of Hughes, if that is what you’re looking for, I redirect you to Emily Van Dyne’s excellent essay on Lithub ...

Interviews & Writing Exercises

Wave yer wands you witches!
All poems are spells, all spells are poems. What is it that you need? What would you banish?